Irie Yo-Yo are a Ska/Reggae band based in Edinburgh. Debuted on the Edinburgh music scene on the 3rd of May 2015 at the Edinburgh food festival and since then they have been gigging non stop at venues such as Mash House, Cabaret Voltaire, Stramash!, The Cowshed, Studio 24, Malone's and various others. During August 2015 and 2016 Irie secured multiple residencies and played over twenty gigs during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Irie consists of seven members: first up on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, James Flynn, who brings the soulful sound of reggae with his captivating vocals and foot stomping guitar hooks; second up on bass, Oliver Sentance giving you those slick, groovey bass lines; then there's the brass section who bring Irie alive! On trumpet is Phil Ramsay, the ska man himself who is no stranger to getting the party bouncing; playing saxophone/vocals is the wonderful Hebe James, bringing you some sweet, mesmerising reggae vibes and harmonies to warm any heart. Then we have the wonderful Paulo Riddle with his famous congas on percussion, giving you that beat fuelled reggae/ska beat. now we can't forget our lovely Ben Trolley on keys giving you that rhythmic sound from his wonderful keyboard and last but not least, in the rear with the gear, is the very talented drummer/vocalist 'Beat Master' Peter Farrugia, bringing the backbone and yet even more feel good vocal harmonies to Irie, a true drumming force of nature. With inspiration from artists such as Desmond Dekker, Max Romeo, The Specials, Manu Chao and Gentleman, Irie Yo-Yo has developed a very full and soulful ska sound. From the 4 part vocal harmonies, to the succulent sound of the brass section this band is right where it needs to be.
So keep an eye out for Irie Yo-Yo in the future and get yourself along for a night you're not going to forget in a hurry! Shabba.
DopeSickFly were founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly eminates a new refreshing alive sound.
Ladies' Darts Night
Ladies’ Darts Night have sparked something more original than they could ever have set out to do. Each track is filled with raucous vocals and ear-splitting riffs, not to mention their incredible stage presence.
The Victor Pope Band
The Victor Pope Band were formed at the end of 2012 from the remains of Ginger and the Tramp, Sabai and The Woods. So in a way they're a kind of supergroup. They have been described as quality quirky pop punk, post-punk and sounding a little bit like Jonathan Richman. But probably best way to describe them as Nerd Rock. The real question remains, however, who is Victor Pope...?
Swamp River are an Edinburgh & London based Swamp Rock, Roots and Blues based band comprising road-tested veterans of the UK and international music scene, to appreciate the timeless music of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Chris Hargrave (Vocals, Guitar) and Rod Kennard (Bass, Vocals) have been playing gigs in Norway since the 1980s. Sandy Tweeddale(Guitars, Vocals) and Rod are colleagues in Blues 'n' Trouble, and together have backed such artists as James Burton, Maggie Bell, and Otis Grand - and Willy has been their long time collaborator in a number of side projects. Now they unite to celebrate their mutual love of the extraordinary, and sometimes underappreciated, work of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
Event: Irie YoYo, DopeSickFly, Ladies’ Darts Night, The Victor Pope Band, Swamp River
Date: Saturday 7th October 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018, The Gorms
Thursday 27th September
Mad Ferret, Bass Rock Ceilidh Band